All posts by Ginger Berman

About Ginger Berman

As President of Events with Ginger & Co., Ginger oversees the planning of 15-20 events each year, including the five simultaneous Light The Night Walks for the NJ chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as well as conferences and gala dinners for various other nonprofit organizations and corporate and professional services firms.Previously, as Special Projects Manager/Consultant to the co-founders of the organization Autism Speaks, she designed and executed events from concept to completion, ensuring they went off without a hitch and met their awareness-building and fundraising potential. High-profile events included the first chefs’ tasting in NYC to offer table-side cooking to over 370 people, which raised over $1.1 million, and the $1.8 million Concert for Autism Speaks featuring Lionel Richie.Prior to joining Autism Speaks, Ginger created the position of Marketing Manager, Conference and Event Planning at the New York headquarters office of White & Case, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. She managed client-facing retreats, educational seminars and other special events for the firm. In 2007, she returned to the firm as a consultant, organizing six days of events in three months time, including registration, hotel, airport transfers, two receptions, an all-day meeting and a black tie dinner dance for more than 550 people.Ginger earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in Mass Communications from Towson University and also attended American University of Rome in Italy. She lives in Westfield, NJ with her husband and son.

A Favorite Event Vendor: Del Rossi Photography

I first met photographer Michael Del Rossi when he volunteered to take photos at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Verona, NJ Light the Night Walk. Now, Del Rossi Photography has become a favorite event vendor of ours, so much so that I even hired Michael to take photos at my wedding (5 years ago this upcoming September…

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A Favorite Event Photo Booth Vendor: Inside Out Booth

Photo booths have become a must-have at galas, walks, and even conferences. Instead of the closed event photo booth that fits up to four people, photo booth vendors are now providing an “open” photo booth set-up. This works really well with a large backdrop or step-and-repeat and can include many more people in the photo….

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Negotiating a Vendor Contract

In follow up to my post on vendor selection, the next step of our vendor management service is negotiating the chosen vendor contract. First off, my lawyer wants me to tell you that the following is intended for general purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and that you should consult legal counsel when negotiating vendor contracts….

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Vendor Selection

So far this week, I have received three messages from vendors introducing themselves and hoping to be a part of our clients’ events. Not that I want to open up the floodgates, but I have to say that I don’t mind the messages! Meeting new vendors is an important part of our Vendor Selection and Coordination service….

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Event Planner Pricing

This year marks 15 years that I have been a professional event planner. In the early years of my career, and then again when I started Events with Ginger & Co., various colleagues and friends provided advice and encouragement, sometimes completely overhauling my ideas, my writing and even my event planning systems! Now I am…

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Events This Year: Save the Dates!

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s go-time for planning events this year! Many of the events that we help to plan take place annually. We’ll often pick up the planning not long after the previous year’s event takes place. This enables us to either secure a preferred date at the same venue or start a site selection process for…

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It Feels Like Spring: Time for Planning Events

The polar vortex may have tried to freeze us out, but at Events with Ginger & Co., it feels like spring – not just because of the space heater that kept the temp in our office above 60 degrees. It feels like spring because it’s all we’re thinking about! Our first event of the season…

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